- Black-clad waitstaff walk back and forth on resurfaced wood floors, serving dates and larger crews relaxing on the plush red banquette and mauve ottomans in this candlelit oasis. A sleek, steel-surface bar seating 12 is decorated with dishes of ever-changing Japanese candy and glasses brimming with signature intoxicants, like the island-induced Punch Cocktail and Blurry Dog (vodka, sake, grapefruit juice). This place is sexier than the other bars on this gritty block. With the exclusivity, however, comes a hefty price tag--diners should expect to pay up for the fancy cocktails. Although some of the half-dozen specialty drinks include sake, there is a fully stocked bar and helpful bartender who's a pro at mixing classics like a Manhattan.